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Patty Clark

Executive Director

Patty has a true passion for improving the lives of those in need within our community. She began her nursing career over 30 years ago and chose the path of community health, quality assurance and education. Her long term career in the medical field is recognized by her involvement in leading roles of administration.

Patty is happy to be part of an organization that has such a tremendous impact of the lives of both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Patty holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Science and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Medical Administration.





Becky Dayberry

Administrative Assistant 

Becky assists the operations team with energy and enthusiasm. Her role is very rewarding, as she has a heart for helping others, both personally and professionally,

Soon after moving to Van Buren, she began mentoring young teens in the foster system through her local church. She now serves in the UAFS Alumni Mentor Connections program, encouraging and supporting students to become actively engaged business and civic leaders.

Becky earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. While attending UAFS, she was recognized by the College of Business as the Outstanding Graduate in Business Administration. She was also the first recipient of the Dean’s Award for Service Learning. 



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After 44 years of leading the Kistler Center, Jennifer Kistler transitioned in 2022 from her role as executive director to one of  a consulting nature, providing support as needed. In addition, she continues to use her skills as a registered nurse to provide education and assistance to Kistler Center staff and families.

Jennifer is a long-time advocate for people with disabilities and has served a wide range of disability and nonprofit groups. She has been recognized for her leadership at the local and state levels, including the Healthcare Community Leadership Award, Firekeeper Award and Arkansas Volunteer Coordinators Association Boss of the Year.




Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee

Development Coordinator 

Aaron has over 18 years of experience in organizing events and writing proposals. She completed the Grantsmanship Training Program in Little Rock through The Grantsmanship Center and is actively pursuing funding for charitable care and ongoing projects at the Kistler Center. 

Aaron is a people person that loves both community engagement and interacting with the children throughout her busy day.  She enjoys working for the Kistler Center because it allows her to serve others while seeing the impact the Kistler Center has on the children and adults we help.  Aaron earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Westark Community College.